This Ayurvedic botanical extract has a very positive effect on increasing circulation in the skin by promoting vein and capillary health in the dermis. Gotu Kola is recognised as helping with the proper functioning and formation of collagen, by modulating the action of the fibroblast. It also has excellent anti-oxidant properties that help to improve the firmness, tone and elasticity of the skin, thereby improving the appearance of the skin in general.
Aloe Vera is known as "The Miracle Plant" and because of its many attributes, we use it extensively in both the River Veda and The Organic Skin Co. ranges. It has soothing, emollient, and antibacterial properties, which allows it to heal skin disturbances and inflammation at the same time as it promotes new skin growth, moisturizes, balances, protects, and counters the effects of aging.
Because Aloe Vera stimulates cell growth it enhances the restoration of damaged skin. It moisturizes the skin because it has a water holding capacity. This gives it a cooling and protective effect, which is why it is such a great tonic for redness.
Used for over a thousand years as treatment for dry or aging skin, this rich buttery oil from Central Africa is used for the protection and care of skin. It is an elegant addition to products because of its smoothing and replenishing abilities. Shea Butter is obtained from the nut kernels of the Shea tree, which grows wild and is cultivated in the savannah of the Sudan and headwater regions of the Niger and Nile rivers. Rich in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids as well as carotene, it is valued as a food source of fat in its central African home.
Shea Butter helps retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin's surface - while it also works to reduce the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes on the skin. Significantly, the natural moisturizers in Shea Butter are the same as those produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin. Because its structure and function resembles that of the lipid content of the skin, it helps keep the intercellular structure of the epidermis intact and effectively keeps bacteria out, facilitating the skin's healing process, preventing dermal irritation and regenerating the skin.
Licorice Root extract is useful as an anti-inflammatory that scavenges free radicals and acts as an antioxidant on the skin. It is known to limit UV absorption and inhibit melanin biosynthesis. Licorice is also useful in the treatment of skin discoloration and is soothing to dry, irritated skin. As an anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-microbial, Licorice Root extract is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for inflammations, burns, wounds, and skin problems in general.
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